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The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.

The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.
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Madison, WI

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The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.

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English


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Madison’s “Mural Alley” Takes Shape

8/13/2018
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The Hermina Street alley behind the Madison East Shopping Center has always had a scruffy, unwelcoming, maybe even downright unsavory appearance. Plain brick walls, dumpsters, locked back doors to the shops in the strip mall, it’s not a very welcoming place, Most residents and shoppers never knew it existed, and those who did, often hurried […] The post Madison’s “Mural Alley” Takes Shape appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:09:52

Global Wildfires Now Commonplace

8/13/2018
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The scorching of the American west shows no sign of abating, with 2018 wildfires covering almost 5 million acres and accounting for six deaths so far. Despite the U.S. Forest Service spending nearly half its diminished budget on firefighting, the fires still seem to have the upper hand. Cassandra Moseley is the Research Professor and […] The post Global Wildfires Now Commonplace appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:17:31

Excerpts from the Democratic Candidates for Governor Debate

8/13/2018
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Tuesday, August 14th, is Wisconsin’s gubernatorial primary. Starting at 7 a.m., voters will select a candidate from eight Democrats seeking to oust incumbent Governor Republican Scott Walker. On Wednesday, August 8, WORT teamed up with Isthmus, the Progressive and Madison Central Library to bring you the last primary debate between Democratic Candidates Tony Evers, Matt […] The post Excerpts from the Democratic Candidates for Governor Debate appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:14:27

Status of nuclear energy in Japan

8/8/2018
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Sandwiched between the anniversaries of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Jan talks with Caitlin Stronell of the Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center and editor of the “Nuke Info Tokyo” newsletter about that group’s efforts to reduce and eliminate the use of nuclear materials in Japan. She also updates on the Fukushima disaster, 9 […] The post Status of nuclear energy in Japan appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:29:52

Big Money in judicial elections and nominations

8/8/2018
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Douglas Keith, Counsel with The Brennan Center, talks about his investigations as to the groups who are spending millions of dollars trying to influence appointments to U.S. courts, from the Supreme Court to local courts. The post Big Money in judicial elections and nominations appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:18:56

Buy Jim Reinke’s Art, Support the AIDS Resource Center

8/6/2018
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From 1999 until his untimely death in 2017, artist and poet Jim Reinke devoted much of his time and effort to the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. On August 11, Reinke’s estate will continue Jim’s dedication with a one-day sale of Jim Reinke’s art. Proceeds will benefit the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Samples of […] The post Buy Jim Reinke’s Art, Support the AIDS Resource Center appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:12:39

“Singing in the Dark Times”

8/6/2018
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In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee, under the direction of its chair, Democrat Edward J. Hart of New Jersey, grilled ten film directors and screenwriters about promulgating alleged enemy propaganda. Dubbed the Hollywood Ten, all ten of those blacklisted invoked their First and Fifth Amendment rights and refused to answer questions about their association […] The post “Singing in the Dark Times” appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:13:21

Could Someone Hack the Census?

8/6/2018
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“Democracy” is defined as “government by the people.” So, if you’re going to create a government by the people, you need to know who “the people” really are. That’s why Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that the federal government conduct an “enumeration” of the people every ten years. There have been […] The post Could Someone Hack the Census? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:13:35

“Dream Up Wisconsin”: lofty goal to increase Dane Co incom...

8/1/2018
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Peng Her, from the Dream Up Wisconsin Initiative, talks about the new program soliciting proposals with the goal to increase the earning power for Dane County’s economically underprivileged families by 10%. Initial proposals are due by August 29th. The post “Dream Up Wisconsin”: lofty goal to increase Dane Co incom... appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:18:48

Madison-Freiburg Sister City Project

8/1/2018
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In the continuing interviews about Madison’s sister-cities, Jan talks with Charles James and Elizabeth Kunze about the Madison-Freiburg sister city project, which was “officially” proclaimed in 1988, but unofficially began in the 1960’s with the UW German Language Department. The post Madison-Freiburg Sister City Project appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:25:05

MadiSUN Solar Rebate Program with RENEW

7/30/2018
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Solar energy is certainly cheap once you get it up and running, but those initial installation costs are a significant hurdle. The City of Madison’s RENEW program can help. WORT’s Wisconsin Energy Broadcast host Heather Allen speaks to Jane McCurry and Sam Dunaiski from RENEW Wisconsin. The post MadiSUN Solar Rebate Program with RENEW appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:14:44

“Stop Sucking” Campaign for Strawless Ocean Impacts Disabled Perso...

7/23/2018
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The “Stop Sucking” campaign on the “strawless ocean” website invites visitors to post a video of themselves challenging a restaurant or bar owner to stop serving plastic straws with their drinks. The site also has shareable memes that make claims like “We use 500 million plastic straws everyday in the United States. If we don’t […] The post “Stop Sucking” Campaign for Strawless Ocean Impacts Disabled Perso... appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:11:08

Fritz Food Pantry: Hunger Heroes Feeding Kids & Families In Need

7/23/2018
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The National School Lunch Program serves over 86 million free or low-cost meals to elementary, middle and high school students in Wisconsin each year. The School Breakfast Program serves millions of meals more. All of which is fine, but what happens to students who are out of school during the summer break? How do low-income […] The post Fritz Food Pantry: Hunger Heroes Feeding Kids & Families In Need appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:13:01

Wisconsin Making It Difficult to Qualify for Food Assistance

7/23/2018
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Sources as diverse as Moody’s investment service and the Congressional Budget Office have rated the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — formerly known as Food Stamps — as one of the most effective and efficient forms of economic stimulus the government has in its tool belt. It’s also extremely effective at reaching people in need. […] The post Wisconsin Making It Difficult to Qualify for Food Assistance appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:17:35

Blacks as pioneers of the Northwest Territory

7/18/2018
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Did you know that tens of thousands of Blacks helped settle the Northwest Territory, which included Wisconsin? And that before the Wisconsin constitution, Blacks in WI had the right to vote, and that right was taken away when Wisconsin became a state? Jan talks with Anna-Lisa Cox about her new book, “The Bone and Sinew […] The post Blacks as pioneers of the Northwest Territory appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:16:53

So… how’s fundraising going for State candidates?

7/18/2018
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Wisconsin Democracy CampaignThe tracks contributions to and spending by Wisconsin politicians in order to “follow the money”. Matthew Rothschild, Executive Director of the group, talks about money in our state and local elections, and how citizens can access their data to do their own comparisons of donors and politicians. The post So… how’s fundraising going for State candidates? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:23:37

Fleeting Performance Art : “Love Letter to Our Lakes”

7/16/2018
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Madison loves its lakes. And what better way to show that love than a costumed and choreographed performance on Madison beaches launched from canoes? If that wasn’t the first thought that crossed your mind, our next guests would like you to think again. Performance artist, dancer and choreographer Jules Skloot has teamed up with textile […] The post Fleeting Performance Art : “Love Letter to Our Lakes” appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:11:53

Explosive Documentary: “The Blood is at the Doorstep”

7/16/2018
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On April 30, 2014, Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer. Filmed over the course of three years in the direct aftermath of Dontre’s death, the documentary “The Blood is at the Doorstep” follows his family as they struggle to find answers […] The post Explosive Documentary: “The Blood is at the Doorstep” appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:17:46

Wisconsin AFL/CIO: The Wisconsin Legislature Labor Report Card

7/16/2018
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Every year, the Wisconsin AFL/CIO publishes its labor report card on members of the Wisconsin Legislature. The 2018 edition just came out, and the 103rd Wisconsin Legislature of 2017-2018, may have just received some of the worst grades of all time. Joining Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing, by phone, to explain just how unfriendly […] The post Wisconsin AFL/CIO: The Wisconsin Legislature Labor Report Card appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:12:35

Is NATO the bad guy in Europe?

7/11/2018
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David Gibbs, Professor of History at the University of Arizona, says that Trump may not be off base when it comes to current NATO and Russia interactions. He explains his position to Jan Miyasaki. The post Is NATO the bad guy in Europe? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:15:33